Manufacturing or Process Engineer Rubber Molding

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Rubber Molding Engineer

Must have experience in Rubber Molding and hold a 4-year college degree

Elevate your manufacturing engineering career with a leading manufacturer in Des Plaines, IL that specializes in custom engineered, precision molded rubber components and sealing solutions.

We are seeking an experienced manufacturing engineer to lead process optimization and new product implementation projects in a collaborative team environment.

If you have a background in manufacturing engineering within the rubber molding or plastic injection molding industry, we invite you to connect with us to explore this exciting opportunity to advance your engineering career.

About the Company

  • An industry-leading, privately held manufacturer specializing in the design and molding of custom rubber components used across various industrial sectors
  • Serving a diverse customer base in industries such as transportation, marine, agriculture, plumbing, energy, and food service
  • Engineers and chemists collaborate with customers during the initial design and engineering stages
  • ISO 9001-2008 and 2015 certified, ensuring superior quality and manufacturing efficiency

Job Summary

  • Lead the implementation of new rubber molded products for production
  • Analyze current rubber molding manufacturing processes to identify areas for enhancement
  • Develop and execute strategies for process optimization within the facility
  • Provide technical support to production teams by troubleshooting manufacturing issues and implementing corrective actions
  • Lead and participate in lean manufacturing initiatives, implementing methodologies such as DMAIC, Lean, and 5S
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation, including work instructions, standard operating procedures, and process control plans

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing engineering experience in the rubber or injection molding industry highly preferred
  • Proficient in process optimization
  • Familiarity with lean and continuous improvement manufacturing principles
  • Strong problem-solving and hands-on skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Applicants must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

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